Bernie Sanders supporters and former aides slammed Democrats for ignoring Tara Reade’s sexual-assault allegations against Joe Biden, especially after a damning contemporaneous CNN video appeared to support Reade’s disturbing accusations.
In a court of law, contemporaneous evidence carries a lot of persuasive weight.
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Reade was a former staffer for then-Senator Biden in 1993 when she claimed that he sexually assaulted her.
A month after Reade left her job in 1993, Reade’s mother called in to Larry King’s CNN show and revealed that her daughter had serious problems while “working for a prominent senator.”
Tara Reade confirmed on Twitter that the voice belonged to her late mom, Jeanette Altimus.
This is my mom. I miss her so much and her brave support of me. https://t.co/okU80kqWAI
— Tara Reade 🦋 (@ReadeAlexandra) April 24, 2020
Former Sanders senior adviser Winnie Wong expressed her disgust of Democrats who were sweeping Reade’s credible allegations under the rug to protect Biden.
Wong remarked: “The video of Tara Reade’s late mother calling into Larry King to blow the whistle about Tara’s sexual assault is being met with relative silence from a cadre of progressives right now and I want you all to know that I see you. We all do.”
The video of Tara Reade's late mother calling into Larry King to blow the whistle about about Tara's sexual assault is being met with relative silence from a cadre of progressives right now and I want you all to know that I see you. We all do.
— Fred (@WaywardWinifred) April 24, 2020
Bernie’s former press secretary Briahna Gray slammed Establishment Democrats for choosing Biden over Sanders. She tweeted: “Corporate Democrats chose Biden.”
Progressives didn't make this happen.
Corporate Democrats chose Biden. https://t.co/95xVE0TkOt
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) April 25, 2020
Bernie supporter Shaun King tweeted: “In 1993 the mother of Tara Reade was so disturbed by what her daughter told her Joe Biden did to her, & the lack of help she said she got from his staff, that she called Larry King to talk about it the week Tara stopped working for him.”
King noted that the only reason why Democrats are not speaking out against the damning evidence corroborating Reade is because doing so would help Trump, “so they won’t say anything.”
The video caused the hashtag “Drop out Biden” to trend on Twitter.
All the Women Who Have Spoken Out Against Joe Biden https://t.co/FgB5o11ldO
— #CaliBernication (@brooklynnygirl) April 25, 2020
One Bernie supporter tweeted to fellow Democrats: “The longer it takes for Joe Biden to drop out, we will hit him with the truth tenfold. We believe Tara Reade and we will actively campaign against any credibly accused assaulter. You wanna beat Trump? Joe must go now.”
Still another Bernie supporter noted: “It’s over for you, Joe Biden. You and your staff humiliated Tara Reade. You made women go against her. Shame on YOU!”
Tara Reade claims that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. Reade recounted the disturbing, harrowing encounter in a recent interview.
“[W]e were in the side area, and he just said, ‘Come here Tara.’ I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold.
It happened all at once. His hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And then he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers.”
As it is, numerous Bernie supporters say Democrats are in for a rude awakening if they think Sanders fans will line up behind Biden.
Political consultant Tezlyn Figaro worked on Bernie’s 2016 campaign. Figaro said the Democratic pundits who think Bernie supporters will rally behind Biden because they hate Trump more than Sleepy Joe are deluding themselves.
“Let me give it to you, straight shot, no chaser,” Figaro said. “I have warned folks repeatedly over and over and over, that Bernie Sanders supporters are dead-serious about their platform. It is platform or else. They couldn’t care less about Donald Trump being reelected because they see their lives being affected the same either/or.”
(Source: Varney & Co.)
Figaro continued: “Senator Sanders is not going to be able to tell everybody to get behind Joe Biden and think that all is well. Senator Sanders supporters will not — the majority — WILL NOT get behind Vice President Joe Biden.”
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